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Trust in Scientific Publishing in the Age of Preprints Return to listing

  Description

Trust in scientific publishing inĀ the age of preprintsĀ 

12pm Thursday October 26, 2017
Bondurant 2025

Jessica Polka, PhD (UNC B.S. '07)
Director of ASAPbio

-in conversation with-

Mark Peifer, PhD
Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor

Pizza will be provided.

"Preprints, or manuscripts posted online before the completion of
journal-organized peer review, are experiencing a meteoric rise in the life
sciences. They offer scientists a way to communicate with one another
rapidly and transparently. Their popularity has stoked several controversies,
drawing attention to the question of whether non-peer reviewed material
should be cited and to the challenge of effectively filtering and verifying
claims in an era of information overload and "fake news."

The event will begin with a brief overview of the current developments
surrounding preprints, continue with an introduction to the question of
preprint citation and the effects of preprint servers on the publishing industry
as a whole, and conclude with an open discussion with the audience."

  Location: Bondurant 2025
  Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
  Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Sponsor: Training Initiative for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS)
  Price: Free
     
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Beka Layton rlayton@med.unc.edu

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